Seychelles · February 1 - 8 2024
A.R.I.S.E. Retreats Seychelles
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A.R.I.S.E. Retreats is a part of Zenfully Aware, a boutique coaching and retreat company specializing in intimate and immersive experiences for founders and business owners who are ready to understand and leverage their well-being with their businesses so that they grow together, not at the expense of one another. Embark on a journey of unrivaled regenerative luxury and profound engagement as you join me for an extraordinary 8-day retreat experience meticulously designed to guide you towards re-prioritizing your well-being, transcending boundaries, and redefining your purpose in both life and business. You are not meant for obscurity or staying in the shadows. You are a discerning and sentient being, who fully feels and grasps the creative beauty you are meant to shine into the world. You are not the default, you are the prize, and here is where you WIN. This retreat helps you understand and leverage your well-being WITH your business growth so that you "A.R.I.S.E." together, not at the expense of one another. What if you could break free from and switch off the noisy, over-stimulated, and pressurized world? What if going back to the simple luxury of nature itself, and returning home with pureness and bliss was exactly what you needed? Imagine being enveloped in the most luscious greenery and tranquil settings you've ever witnessed—a sanctuary that rejuvenates your spirit and nourishes your soul. Picture yourself surrounded and supported by exquisite and extraordinary humans, engaging in conversations that touch the depths of your being and ignite the fire within your soul.
Luxurious Single Ensuite Private Room
You'll be staying in luxury single-suite accommodations in a private 'maison', a sanctuary that beckons to you with open arms and offers respite from the demands of your daily life. From the balcony, you can witness nature's grandeur unfolding before your eyes—a vista of breathtaking beauty that nourishes the spirit and fuels your imagination. Enjoy the on-site swimming pool and the scent of tropical flowers from the beautiful garden, filling the air, invigorating the senses, and awakening a dormant wanderlust within. Allow our onsite restaurant and snack selection to be a source of relaxation and nourishment, providing a moment of pure enjoyment, whenever you need it most!
Culinary Creation inspired by a Private Chef
Indulge in delectable creations meticulously crafted by our talented chefs, each dish a harmonious blend of ingredients designed to ignite your senses. As some excursions will take us off-site, you will experience a gastronomic journey that tantalizes the taste buds and takes you on an exquisite adventure of flavors and textures at local hotspots! Once you book your spot, let us know your dietary restrictions and our talented culinary team will work their magic to create a dining experience that exceeds your expectations.
Foundational Workshops based on my Proprietary A.R.I.S.E. Method
Find yourself in a world of profound transformation and exquisite luxury as you embrace the A.R.I.S.E. method framework. Rooted in ancient yogic principles, theories of behavior change, and emotional resilience, this transformative journey offers a pathway to awaken your true potential, from the depths of your being to the pinnacle of your aspirations. I will guide you through these steps of uncovering your subconscious beliefs and conditioned behavior so that you can reconnect with your dreams, find inspiration amidst nature's wonders, and rediscover the joy of simply being. Experience the transformative power, and return to your entrepreneurial journey with renewed vigor and clarity.
Moving into the Morning Embrace
Movement is a catalyst for change. Engage in mindful movement practices that invite you to be fully present in the moment, savoring each gentle breath and deliberate motion, creating a heightened sense of self-awareness while offering a serene and luxurious path to physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
In this sanctuary of luxury and emotional exploration, every aspect of your experience is intentionally designed to foster profound growth and nourish your soul. From the transformative excursions, you will find yourself enveloped in a cocoon of opulence, where the merging of personal transformation and exquisite luxury becomes a harmonious dance of self-discovery. Feel the connection to the earth beneath your feet as you explore the roots of your being, ascending through the layers of your essence toward a heightened state of awareness and purpose.
Sunset Catamaran Cruises and Dining under the Stars
Immerse yourself in: Cultural Rituals and Ceremonies that unveil the captivating history of the Seychelles and its people. The Beauty and Challenge of Climbing to the Ros Sodier Rock Pool, a hidden gem nestled amidst the untamed beauty of nature. Ziplining through the Rainforest, soaring through the emerald canopy, evoking a profound appreciation for the sheer magnificence of the natural world. Catamaran Cruises at Sunset as you toast to life's extraordinary moments and let the ambiance of the setting sun ignite a sense of deep gratitude and awe. Surprise Excursion for Day 5, an enchanting journey into the unknown surrendering to the serendipitous whispers of adventure and delight! Photo cred: @picnicnation.sc
Hi, I am Crystal, and I invite you to join me on this transformative and revolutionary retreat. My work is rooted in the transtheoretical model of behavior change, yogic philosophy, emotional intelligence, and resilience. As the creator of the A.R.I.S.E. method, a certified Health and Wellness Coach, and a Transformational Travel Transformer, I am fully dedicated to your aspirations, desires, and dreams. Prepare to indulge yourself in an all-inclusive itinerary meticulously crafted to deliver an unforgettable experience in breathtaking Seychelles. Together, we will journey through the layers of self-discovery, harnessing the power of ancient wisdom and modern techniques to redefine your purpose and transcend the boundaries that others have set for you. Join me in Seychelles, where your every need will be catered to, where every step will be an extraordinary adventure, and where you will be immersed in a community of kindred spirits who will support and uplift you throughout your journey. Here is your sign.
This is a sneak peek of your week with us!
Arrival Day 1
Scattered arrivals mean time for rejuvenation and pampering. Once settled into your rooms, sign up for a massage to work out the travel kinks or perhaps lounge at the pool while soaking in the scenery?!
The evening brings a welcome reception, introductions, and dinner!
Day 2 Belief Systems/Wants, Needs, Desires
Gentle Yoga and Meditation Practice
Belief System Workshop (Root Chakra)
Lunch by Private Chef at Villa
Guided Tour of Victoria
Our belief system is founded on our history and life experience. It is the lens through which we see the world. Therefore, the tour allows us to view life through the Seychellois and the culture in which they thrive.
Wants, Needs, and Desires Workshop (Sacral Chakra)
Dinner at the Boat House
Day 3 Identity, Power Systems/Compassion, Love
A more challenging start to the day with a cardio movement practice.
First excursion will be to Mission Lodge, a spectacular vista, ruins serve as a reminder of Seychelles' role in the region's campaign to eradicate the slave trade following the abolition of slavery in 1834
Day 4 Hike to Express Your Unique Self
Finding your unique voice and expression through the magic of Ros Sodyer, a saltwater pool, that fills during a rising tide. Metaphorically, similar to how we feel like we are losing our voice as our emotions rise.
Lunch off-site at Marisa's Rock Cafe, ocean and beach time, and back to the villa for even more rejuvenation time before "Dinner under the Stars"!
Day 5 Silence and Vision Adventuring
Arise before dawn as we move in silence to prepare for our special excursion to the island of La Digue. A small island close to Mahé that has more bikes than cars (think Amsterdam style).
The sixth chakra relates to our third eye, our vision center, how we see our life and the world. La Digue will have a surprise waiting for you, "Vision Adventuring"!
You will have to wait to see what it is all about!
I will be at a central location for any concerns, questions, or needs!
After a share circle, we will have a guided sleep meditation called Yoga Nidra to help you process the day.
Day 6 Transcendence
After our morning movement practice and meditation, we move to transcend our boundaries.
It may take courage and bravery but there is nothing like zip-lining over the lush forest floor to provide that feeling of moving past your fears.
You will walk away knowing that you and your business have transformed when you return home.
Day 7 Culmination of Experience
Guided movement practice and meditation, followed by breakfast.
After a leisurely morning, we focus our creativity by learning the old-world printing methods of the Seychellois using the power of the tropical sun and plants native to the island to hand craft your very own sarong.
Your exquisite uniqueness will shine through as you discover the luxury of living simply and using Mother Nature's beauty to create your masterpiece.
We return for leisure time at the villa and then set off on a magical sunset catamaran cruise to end the evening and the retreat.
Departure Day 8
Scattered departures after breakfast
Gathering all participant's information and creating valuable connections!
8 nights in luxury ensuite accomodations
3 meals a day, prepared by our private chef or local hotspot
Guided mindful movement sessions
6 core transformational and interactive workshops
Orchestrated time for space and reflection to process this experience
Specifically designed activities and tours to complement learning and integration
Catamaran sunset cruises and cultural immersive experiences, plus two surprise additions
All airport transfers and baggage handling
Exquisite support from the time you confirm to 60 beyond the end of the retreat
What's Not Included
International flights to and from Seychelles
Travel Insurance (HIGHLY suggested)
Any alcohol (The resort does not provide alcohol)
Any souvenirs or memorabilia
A Magical Archipelago
To get there is just as much a part of the journey as the retreat itself
Nestled in the heart of the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles is a small archipelago of 115 islands. The turquoise waters and the tropical rainforest provide an enchanting natural backdrop that is just the beginning of your journey into regenerative luxury and personal transformation.
A melting pot of African, Asian, and European influence gives this nation a cultural distinction that is only matched by the plant and animal life unique to the islands.
There is magic in the small islands and an energy that you cannot feel anywhere else.
The rhythmic melody of the waves intertwines with the gentle sway of palm trees, creating a symphony of peace and rejuvenation
It truly is the perfect space to find some quiet within the chaos.
You'll Be Staying Here
Blue Hill Villas
Luxury doesn't have to be glitter and gold. It can be understated and intentional, just as the Blue Hill Villas are meant to be.
A lovingly restored private maison set on the lush hillside overlooking the expanse of the Indian Ocean.
The rooms are all ensuite ensuring exceptional privacy for our intimate group.
Where is Seychelles
It is a small archipelago located about 800 miles off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean.
What airlines can I fly
While the travel will be extensive, it will be worth it. Also, depending on where you are coming from, you will most likely have a layover in the Middle East.
United Airlines, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Edelweiss Air
These are just a few that fly to Seychelles
Can I buy my ticket on Expedia or Priceline
You may use whatever platform you feel comfortable with.
That said, there have been issues with lost and unconfirmed tickets on third party platforms in the past so I always HIGHLY suggest you book directly through the airline.
What sorts of activities will we be doing?
The activities and workshops are meant to be complimentary to each other. For instance our workshops on belief systems, which stem from our lived experience, is paired with a historic tour of Victoria so we can understand the celebrated history of the capital and the islands.
There will be hikes, boat rides, and bike rides, yet you may choose to participate or simply rejuvenate.